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. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
equal rights. >> locals giving their opinions on the same-sex marriage debate as president obama considers weighing in on the california case. the obama administration is deciding whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's gay marriage ban. california voters approve the ballot initiative in 2008 with overturned a state supreme court decision. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriages. president obama has one week from today to get involved in the u.s. supreme court case. >>> now, one month into the second term, a new poll shows president obama has the majority of the country's support. according to a cnn poll, 52% approve of how he is handling his job as president 43% disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the last eight days. >>> tonight, a winter storm blasting much of the united states again. the last thing people want or need is more bad weather, but, residents in 20 states are bracing for another
got to their job. mike pelton, kron 4 news. there are growing questions about president obama's new cabinet. many of the president's key nominees are sitting in limbo. and the clock is ticking on a number of critical issues. jessica yellin breaks down all the nominees and what's stopping them from taking office. how the future of the nomination ends. cia director, defense secretary, treasurer secretary at the most attention it is the choice for defense. hagel. but is it true that you are a great? he already lost one vote at the senate at his next chance one senator mccain said there is a lot of ill will and the cia would of his most trusted pfizer's. what of the republicans said that he would hold of the reformation and above the use of drove to the united states. there has never be a probe of the american the soil. however, there could have something else about the talking points with the attack and benghazi was sparked by protest. we are going to find out who changed those talking points. >> treasury confirmation was bad to be smooth sailing about the republicans say that they pl
over washington. president obama is back at and is working to avoid deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. in washington-- neither side of the aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnan has the latest. >> reporter:longer airport lines. fewer first responders. reduced military readiness. consequences president obama warns will become reality if effect on march first. >> these cuts not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. >> reporter: to replace the cuts, democrats in the senate propose a combination of more tax revenue from top earners, cutting agriculture subsidies and reducing defense spending after the end of combat operations in afghanistan. but house republicans refuse to support any increases in tax revenues. house speaker john boehner released a statement tuesday arguing the problem is government spending. his counterparts in the senate don't deny the consequences of the cuts will be dramatic. >> republicans deserve blame. i'll take some
across the country. since the newtown connecticut shooting, president obama has called on congress to pass measures to cut down gun violence. his state of the union address will be on tuesday. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be there to hear what the president has to say about gun violence. alecia reid kron 4 news. >> next up.on the hunt for a killer ex cop. anderson cooper looks into his claims that police corruption is behind his killing spree. and thousands of giants fans line up to get a glimpse of the world champ team at fanfest. plus. sprucing up the city for baseball season. we show you the first of a series of giant sweep city cleanups. that's all coming up on the kron 4 news at 8. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> thousands of eager giants fans filed into a-t-and-t park today for the giants fan fes
. members of congress were finally are back on capitol hill today after a recess. and president obama welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? jim acosta reports. >> "welcome everybody." >> reporter: speaking to a meeting of the nation's governors. president obama said if congress wants to stop those forced spending cuts that start going into effect at the end of the week. lawmakers better do something about it. >> "these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise." >> reporter: to get congress in the spirit of compromise. the white house is warning what's about to be cut. on a state by state level: 12 hundred teacher and aide jobs at risk in california. 74 hundred fewer children receiving vaccines in florida. and 52 thousand defense workers furloughed in texas. the president asked the press to leave a closed door meeting with the governors.so he could have a frank question and answer session. >> "what i want to do is clea
, to pass a budget by mid-april. or have their pay withheld. the measure now advances to president obama's desk to be signed into law. the road to confirmation will not be a smooth one for former senator chuck hagel. hagel is president obama's nominee to be the next defense secretary. the first day of the confirmation hearings were confrontational. some lawmakers picked apart hagel's record. and his positions on key issues. facing his critics, the former senator had this message to lawmakers today on capitol hill. we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to be held hostage to partisanship on either side of the aisle. the stakes are too high. and other critics say, he has expressed questionable support for israel. despite mainly republican and conservative detractors, hagel is expected to win confirmation. even national polls show most americans support hagel's nomination to replace outgoing secretary leon panetta. >> jacqueline: we will see some fog to the delta. in the inland valleys and portions of the bayshore. it is intensifying. through high way 101 pa
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
they are. plus: president obama will deliver his state of the union address. the hot topics he's expected to talk about. next. >> pam: vacaville police find a baby alligator during a marijuana arrest in vacaville. the suspected couple - lory and william riley - were booked into solano county jail, after police searched than 50- pounds of marijuana, seven firearms, more than 29,000 dollars in cash. and a 3-foot long baby alligator the alligator was turned over to solano county humane services >> over the past few years, bart has seen its ridership numbers rise dramatically. to accommodate the large crowds. the agency is now considering renovating two of san francisco's busiest stations. kron 4's charles clifford shows us what could be in store. >> reporter: on an average day, more than 360 thousands people ride bart. on special event days, such as the giants world series celebration, ridership can exceed 500,000 people. the two busiest stations in san francsico are the embarcadero and montgomery platforms, which can be shoulder to shoulder during rush hour. because ridership is expected to
are already panning it. democrats found it president barack obama. the office. catherine heenan has catherine? a developing story. president obama wrapped up his state of the union address a short time ago. setting the tone for his second term. he told americans the "rubble of crisis" has been cleared away from the economy. and the state of the union is better. millions of americans were watching.and he knows the stakes are high. the president faces stiff opposition from the republicans who control the house -- and who have repeatedly blocked some of his top legislative priorities. senator marco rubio of florida delivered the official republican response tonight. and senator rand paul of kentucky - represented the tea party. both men have indicated an interest in running for president. he made this clear that he wants action on gun-control. he is facing stiff opposition. and they have repeatedly blocked tough legislation mark rubio and the kentucky senator rand paul.... also delivered public information and have indicated an interest in running for president. >> jacqueline: 60s through concor
for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. and president obama is not happy about it. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a g-o-p filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration handled the attack on the u-s diplomatic mission in libya. democrats call the hold-up "tragic." another vote is expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but have never set foot in a combat zone. it's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell bought a winning powerball ticket earlier this month at the airport in richmond on his way to a convention in denver. dave says he got pretty distracted once he realized he was a multi-millionaire. >> "i started
: president obama brought his fight against gun violence to his hometown of chicago today. in a speech at a local high school -- he talked again about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's inauguration. >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier today in washington, the president honored 18 americans with the presidential citizens medal. the nation's second highest civilian honor. those honored included the six women who died in the shooting at sandy hook grade school in connecticut. family members were there to accept the award. >> today was payday for people who were given vouchers when they turned in their guns and ammunition at five different gun buyback locations in marin county. 36,000 dollars of the total 43,000 dollars donated for the event went fast-- an
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote inshe felt confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. >> we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united stat a vote. i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buy programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. >> oakland police investigating an overnight shooting that targetted an a-c transit bus. the incident that happened near the intersection of 55th avenue and international boulevard. a total of five shots were fired at the bus, shattering its back window. police say the four of the nine passengers on board suffered minor injuries and were transported t
obama during a private farewell meeting at the white house. >> he opens up about sexual abuse that happened was it was 12 years old. >> from touching, too extreme break--rape.. and you were physically could not walk? >> correct. >> you never told anybody? >> not any of my family. i did not tell anybody i confessed to the people that i have victimized. so i can clear my family, my parents and i pray the best and wished the best for mantai and his family. >> pretty heavy for the last couple of days off on his show that airs at 4:00 p.m. on kron 4. >> jacqueline: some high cloud coverage. but you can see a city hall. temperatures remaining mild. 50s in the san francisco, napa, richmond. and a very mild evening tonight. as we head into tomorrow, the fog will start. cooler. cloud coverage that will linger. but temperatures are going to be increasing. 60s once again. let us talk about that fog. fog to the north bay, santa rosa, highway 1 0 1 and towards the delta and the inland valleys. sticking around and it is going to start to clear. those clouds as we take a look at temperatures
isn't commenting on possible motive. i'm cristina mutchler reporting. >> when president obama announced that he enjoys skeet shooting last week. he was met with some skepticism. the white house responded today by releasing this photo. the picture was taken on august fourth. the presidents birthday. while he enjoyed skeet shooting at camp david. the president says that he enjoys shooting at his private maryland retreat. this all comes as congress continues to address gun violence in the wake of the newtown connecticut school shootings. a six-point-nine earthquake >> we should see some fog clearing out. temperatures a few degrees cooler. mostly sunny skies and a pretty nice day as we go towards the super bowl. coolest in the north bay. as we go towards the afternoon look for the temperatures to reach the '50s in the blue. i will let you know about the forecast for this week. >> still, the possibility of a sixth super bowl with ronny lott on their predictions. now for some dirty girls. hundreds of women got down and dirty in the parking lot of candlestick park today. they partici
tonight. president obama is considering weighing in on gay marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the supreme court to overturn the state's gay with one dead, 15 injured. this tragedy in an upscale shopping district in kansas city. health officials have issued take a look at this. cameras were rolling in san bernardino county. as cars slammed into each other. one after another. along a major interstate. snow and icy conditions being blamed for the eight car pileup. reported. the california highway patrol advises people to slow down because some roads are icy. >> a winter storm dumped snow on parts of arizona today. up to a foot of snow fell in the city of flagstaff. a winter storm warning was in effect for much of the day. schools in the are canceled classes for the day the national weather service says snow is in the forecast there until friday. a a >> jacqueline: and a nice rebound in temperatures today a bit breezy. cooler but not bad. as that storm pressed through. temperatures in the 40's for the most part. 44 in daly city. 40's in san jose, of
slow the economy. president obama says the cuts don't have to happen -- the problem is republicans won't compromise. >> "are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top?" >> reporter: louisiana's republican governor, bobby jindal called the administration's dire warnings, "political theatre." >> "families, businesses have had to tighten their belts and do more than less. we're talking less than 3%. we're talking about a federal budget that's still going to grow. let's be clear about this, only in washington, d.c. is that a cut." >> reporter: six weeks into his term as virginia's senator, democrat tim kaine says washington should go back to the basics. >> "let's get rid of the gimmicks, sequester, continuing resolution. get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year." >> reporter: senate democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year. but with 85 billion dollars at stake, there is still no deal in sight. i'm cristina mutchle
-the-board budget cuts. the obama administration already making changes in enforcement of immigration laws. and as kron four's grant lodes shows us. the chances of a last=minute agreement by the hour. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets >> umm, i think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. forget about finger=pointing. >> reporter: moved on to other body >> "i don't think they're even kicking the can down the road. i think they're the table with their nose. >> "it uses a meat cleaver education, and national security, and life-saving >> reporter: the president went to newport news, virginia, to tell shipyard workers their jobs are in jeopardy. automatic cuts about 90,000 department of defense would be forced to take unpaid >> reporter: back in the capitol, his attorney general warned that law enforcement will suffer. >> "the american people are gonna be less safe." agency responsible for immigrants released hundreds detainees for lack of funds. >> as the secretary. i'm working with all of these can to
" >> now rosa parks has a permanent place in the u-s ("applause") president obama and congressional leaders unveiled a nine-foot tall bronze statue of the civil rights pioneer today. parks died in 2005 at the age of 92. she was the first woman to lie in honor in the rotunda of the u-s capitol. after her death, then- president george w. bush directed congress to commission a statue in her honor. now for today's market update. it's another "up" day for wall street. stocks closed sharply higher for a second day as evidence mounts that the housing market is making a comeback. the dow jumped 175 points to close at 14- thousand- 75, its highest close of the year. it's up nearly 300 points over the past two days, putting it within 100 points of its record high reached the nasdaq rose nearly 33 points to close at 3- thousand-162. and the s&p gained 19 points to close at one-thousand- 515. once again. identity theft tops the annual list of consumer complaints to the federal trade commission. karin caifa has the full list, and tips to avoid becoming a victim of any of the top scams. the federal trade
the success of the bin laden operation. >> pam: president barack obama praised the military's progress under panetta's watchful eye. pointing to the repeal of a ban on gays openly serving in the military. and the recent expansion of combat roles for women. >> the secret service is investigating the publication of private photographs of former presidents george h-w bush and george w bush. they appear to have been stolen from family e-mail accounts. the e-mails appeared on a gossip web site yesterday. the emails were between several members of the bush family. and delved into personal family topics, scheduling matters. and contact information for dozens of extended bush relatives. the bush family said, it would not comment because the matter is now a criminal investigation. >> jacqueline: we are seeing clear skies if not a cloud in sight. with clear skies and cold temperatures. current temperatures 40's in vallejo. 424 livermore. 40's in sunnyvale. we will be dropping into the 30's pretty much everywhere. cold inland. for tomorrow we will definitely rebound nicely. temperatures rebounding nice
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